In 1912, Walter Rabinowitz completed his education at DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City. He knew that his future lay in sales, not in the garment trade like his older brothers. 

Walter had been raised in the traditional ways of his Russian Orthodox family in Jewish Harlem and then in the Bronx. But he felt an urge to assimilate into the mainstream of American culture.

He was  shaping a identity as a second-generation Jewish American.

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